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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Jenny Wigley.


Unknown: Jenny Wigley.

: Composers in the Countryside

4/5. Hoist's Egdon Heath. Simon Halsey discovers how we can hear the landscape in the music. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Simon Halsey
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Open Country

Exploring rural life around Britain.
Producer Sandra Sykes Repeated on Thursday at 1.30pm


Producer: Sandra Sykes

: Farming Today This Week

Presented by Miriam O'Reilly. producer Sarah Swadling


Presented By: Miriam O'Reilly.
Producer: Sarah Swadling

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sarah Montague.
7.25 and 8.25 Sports News With Garry Richardson.
7.48 Thought for the Day With the Rev Dr Giles Fraser.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sarah Montague.
Unknown: Garry Richardson.
Unknown: Dr Giles Fraser.

: Sound Advice

8/10. Gyles Brandreth and guests lead listeners through the labyrinth of life. Producer Charlie Taylor


Unknown: Gyles Brandreth
Producer: Charlie Taylor

: Sentimental Journey

8/10. Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has been enjoying the spectacular scenery and serenity of the Wye Valley for over 30 years. He shares some of his memories with Arthur Smith and explores what the area has come to mean to him. Producer Joanne Coombs


Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Joanne Coombs

: Excess Baggage

Sandy Toksvig explores the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Producer Harry Parker


Unknown: Sandy Toksvig
Producer: Harry Parker

: One-Day Cricket

The C&G Trophy Final: Lancashire v Sussex
Commentary from Lord's by Jonathan Agnew , Simon Mann and Christopher Martin-Jenkins , with expert comments from former Lancashire bowler Peter Martin and former Sussex wicketkeeper Ian Gould.
Producer Peter Baxter approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Simon Mann
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Peter Martin
Unknown: Ian Gould.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: For One Night Only

2/4. Elvis Comes Back. In 1968 Elvis's star was somewhat tarnished; overtaken by the likes of the Beatles and Bob Dylan , he hadn't topped the charts for six years. He'd not played live since 1961 and he'd only been seen in movies that were increasingly awful. But it all changed in December 1968 when his electricfying performance on NBC TV convinced America that he was still "the King . Paul Gambaccini re-lives the event. Producer Marya Burgess


Unknown: Bob Dylan
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Talking Politics

Dennis Sewell and guests provide fresh insight into political ideas and issues, and take a look at current political events. Producer Paul Vickers : Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Dennis Sewell
Producer: Paul Vickers
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: From Our Own Correspondent

A lively collection of dispatches from the BBC's foreign correspondents, who report on stories in their regions. Presented by Kate Adie. Producer Tony Grant RT DIRECT: From Our Own Correspondent, edited by Tony Grant , is available for E15.99 (rrp £16.99) including p&p. Call [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute)


Presented By: Kate Adie.
Producer: Tony Grant
Edited By: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

6/6. Beating the Charges. Banks are facing increasing pressure from consumers who say the charges they impose are unfair and illegal. Should banks be made to reduce their charges, or would that threaten free banking? Lesley Curwen investigates. Producer Jessica Laugharne


Unknown: Lesley Curwen
Producer: Jessica Laugharne

: Twenty-Eight Edinburgh Acts in 28 Minutes

John Humphrys introduces a special edition of the fastest show on air, recorded at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. If you don't like any of the acts, well ... another one will be along in about 55 seconds. Repeated from yesterday


Introduces: John Humphrys

: News

National and international news and analysis.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs the discussion in Oxfordshire. The panel includes former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie , religious commentator Clifford Longley , Kierra Box , co-founder of the Hands Up for.... youth movement, and art critic Brian Sewell. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Kelvin MacKenzie
Commentator: Clifford Longley
Commentator: Kierra Box
Unknown: Brian Sewell.

: Any Answers?

Listeners' calls and emails taken by Jonathan Dimbleby in response to Any Questions. Producer Lisa Jenkinson PHONE: [number removed] (calls from land lines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 12.30pm: email: any.answers@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Lisa Jenkinson

: The Saturday Play: Whenever

In Alan Ayckbourn and Denis King 's heart-warming musical comedy, Emily, an orphan who lives with her uncle Martin, an inventor, has her life disrupted by the arrival of her Aunt Charity and Uncle Lucas, and her cousin Clara. Unbeknown to Martin, Emily is bullied, and one night she witnesses a violent and cruel episode. Desperate to escape, she hides in Martin's latest invention - a time machine. Adapted by Alan Ayckbourn. Music written and performed by Denis King : Producer/Director Bruce Hyman


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Denis King
Adapted By: Alan Ayckbourn.
Unknown: Denis King
Director: Bruce Hyman
Martin: Roger Allam
Bill: Roger Allam
Nigel: Roger Allam
Droid 3: Roger Allam
Clara aged 12: Saskia Butler
Minnie: Saskia Butler
Party guest: Saskia Butler
Char Tee: Saskia Butler
Mrs Binns: Barbara Dickson
Mrs Green: Barbara Dickson
Party guest: Barbara Dickson
Time keeper: Barbara Dickson
Emily: Sarah Manton
Oscar: Jonjo O'Neill
Charity aged 30: Liza Sadovy
Clara aged 66 Droid 1: Liza Sadovy
Lucas aged 34: Malcolm Sinclair
Lucas aged 88: Malcolm Sinclair
Droid 2: Malcolm Sinclair
Bob: Tony Timberlake
George: Tony Timberlake
Chauffeur: Tony Timberlake
Vocalist: Tony Timberlake
Party guest: Tony Timberlake
Ziggi: Tony Timberlake
Woolton: Nigel Williams
Mr Green: Nigel Williams
Party guest: Nigel Williams
Hoombean: Nigel Williams

: Weekend Woman's Hour

The best of the week on Woman's Hour, presented by Martha Kearney. Editor Jill Burridge EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk RT DIRECT: Woman's Hour: a Celebration of Mothers, featuring excerpts from the programme, is available on audio cassette and CD from www.bbcshop.com. or by calling [number removed], quoting [number removed] A feature celebrating 60 years of Woman's Hour is in the October issue of Good Food Magazine. on sale 1 September


Presented By: Martha Kearney.
Editor: Jill Burridge

: Saturday PM

Presented by Nigel Wrench. Editor Peter Rippon


Presented By: Nigel Wrench.
Editor: Peter Rippon

: A World in Your Ear

4/8. Rosie Goldsmith tunes in to podcast radio dramas from round the globe. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Rosie Goldsmith
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Loose Ends until 6.30

Another eclectic mix of conversation, comedy and music, with Ned Sherrin and his guests. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Profile

10/17. A spotlight on an individual in this week's news. Editor Maria Balinska Repeated tomorrow at 5 45am and 5 40pm


Editor: Maria Balinska

: Saturday Review

With Tom Sutcliffe and his guests. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Zahid Warley

: The Archive Hour: Same Time, Same Place, Next Year

Doc Rowe has been returning to the same places at the same times for over 40 years to record, photograph and film annual events such as the hobby horses dancing through Padstow in Cornwall on May Day, the Burry Man of South Queensferry in Scotland on the second Friday in August, and the building of the Penny Hedge in Whitby on Ascension Eve. Malcolm Taylor , the English Folk Dance and Song Society's librarian, follows him as he adds to his vast archive of the sounds and images of British vernacular culture. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Doc Rowe
Unknown: Malcolm Taylor

: Classic Serial: Erewhon

1/2. The traveller Higgs discovers a remote land where the use of machines is forbidden; where having a cold is a punishable offence, and the greatest scholarly achievement is the study of unreason. A classic satire on Victorian society by Samuel Butler. Dramatised by Eamonn O'Neill , Martin Shea and James O'Neill. rroaucer/uirector Gary Brown Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Samuel Butler.
Dramatised By: Eamonn O'Neill
Dramatised By: Martin Shea
Dramatised By: James O'Neill.
Unknown: Gary Brown
Higgs: Graeme Hawley
Arowhena: Jasmine Hyde
Nosnibor: Jonathan Tafler
Mrs Nosnibor: Sue Ryding
Mahaina: Brigit Forsyth
Thims: Leigh Symonds
Lord Stafford: David Fleeshman
Judge: Stuart Richman

: Hecklers

2/3. Islamic extremism is being fuelled rather than countered by the Government's anti-terrorism strategy, says Gita Saghal of Women against Fundamentalisms. Mark Easton Chairs a debate. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Gita Saghal

: X Marks the Spot

5/6. In a summer seaside special, Hilary Kay , David Edwards and John Sergeant race against the clock to locate a mystery treasure. With David Stafford. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Hilary Kay
Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: John Sergeant
Unknown: David Stafford.

: C.P. Cavafy: Reaching Ithaka

In an evocative portrait of the Greek poet C.P. Cavafy, Bill Nighy reads some of his best-known work, including his most famous poem, Ithaka. Repeated from Sunday


Unknown: Bill Nighy

: Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

4/5. Powder 1/2. For Peter Pelham the discovery of a holdall spells "concentrated danger that could destroy every one of his 53 years of cautious, law-abiding life". Another short story by Matthew Kneale. Abridged by Richard Hamilton. Read by Robert Bathurst. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Peter Pelham
Story By: Matthew Kneale.
Abridged By: Richard Hamilton.
Read By: Robert Bathurst.
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: One Planet

: BBC World Drama

World Drama: The Internet Wants a Chat. By Thomas Crowe


Unknown: Thomas Crowe

: News

: The Ticket

: News

: The Interview

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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